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Kaohsiung Stadium

Kaohsiung Stadium and Fokuangshan Monastery The Stadium was built for the 2009  World games. The roof is made of 8800 solar power panels making it the largest solar-powered stadium in the world. The panels also provide the shade and collect … Continue reading

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Fo Guang Shan Museum

Fo Guang Shan Museum In Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Buddhist Temples are common. A museum has been created to showcase the Buddhist Culture. Elephants and Lions are a prominent theme. On the other side of the entrance is a courtyard with many … Continue reading

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Kaohsiung Lotus Pond

Kaohsiung Lotus Pond

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Rabaul

Rabaul is a small town in Papua New Guinea. It once was a thriving city on the edge of a volcanic caldera in the northern part of the country in an area called New Britain. It is at the junction … Continue reading

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Cairns, Queensland, Australia Cairns is a beautiful little city that is making the best of the waterfront harbor.  When we arrived at dawn, they had reserved a space at the dock for us next to the Crystal Symphony, a ship … Continue reading

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Gibraltar city

Gibraltar City Tour Almost every port has a bus tour of the city. In this case it is the whole country, but it can still be done in an afternoon. You will notice sometimes it is raining and sometimes it … Continue reading

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Gibratar views

Views from Gibraltar Gibraltar has a commanding view of Spain to the North and to the East, and to Africa in the South across the Mediterranean Sea.  The bay to the east is called the Bay of Gibraltar by the … Continue reading

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inside Gibraltar

Inside the Rock of Gibraltar The Rock of Gibraltar is mainly limestone. It is dissolved by rainwater which creates large caverns in the center of the rock. Some of the dissolved limestone is left behind as the water evaporates and … Continue reading

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Gibraltar

Gibraltar There are a few misconceptions about Gibraltar. It is not the southernmost point of Spain nor is it the closest point between Europe and Africa where the Atlantic Ocean joins the Mediterranean Sea. And “Barbary Apes” are not apes … Continue reading

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Cartagena 2

Romans in Cartagena The people of Cartagena remember and celebrate their history. There are many museums and a few festivals to remind themselves and the world they have been inhabiting this site for over two millennia. At one time the … Continue reading

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